We all have dreams that we want to accomplish, goals, something that we care about and want to realize. And some people seem to have it all under control, you see them succeeding to do whatever they put their mind into, and it seems so effortless so you feel admiration (and/or spite) and you wish you could be just like them. Like those people who have it easy. Newsflash : they don’t.
Sure there are people who got lucky simply by being born in families who had the means to provide them with everything they desired, that were allowed to follow their passions instead of a paycheck, but by thinking that those are the only kind of people that succeed, is to throw an enormous veil on those who work really hard and who didn’t have the same luck. And being rich also doesn’t mean being successful, you can inherit a ton of money, but if you’re afraid of getting out there and being an entrepreneur of some kind, that money is sure going to run out.
There’s this curious thing we do where we assign qualities to people, this person is brave, this one is courageous, this one is fearless, like those qualities fall upon them, like they won them somewhere. They didn’t. If one person has always been known to be like that, to have one of those qualities, it means that their education has allowed them to have that from the get go. Their parents or the people who raised them taught them how to act like that, by being a model for them, or simply by… faking it. You could do a whole lot by faking something you don’t have. As a parent you’re not supposed to have everything under control, but acting like it could be a huge help for your kids. Showing them that they shouldn’t be afraid to pursue what they want, even if it’s not something you do yourself, is a big deal for them. It helps build their personalities and you seem like a rock they can count on if everything crushes around them. But you help them rebuild, again and again. It’s a mindset that people who succeed have; to try again.
But now let’s say you didn’t have the right support system, feeling sorry for yourself won’t change a damn thing, ever. So waiting till you have all the equipment you need to start is not ideal. Waiting till you’re ready to be in a relationship, till you’re ready to apply for the job you want, to drop out of a situation you hate, you’re going to be waiting a long time. Oprah Winfrey, J.K Rowling, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jay-Z, people you know because they didn’t stop after failing miserably. And they sure did, lots of times. KFC founder; Colonel Sanders, got turned down one-thousand and nine times before his chicken was accepted. 1009. And he was in his sixties. So like, if that isn’t motivation, I honestly don’t know what is.
Because to be honest you’re never gonna be ready. So might as well take your chance right now. Fall, make a fool out of yourself, fail, try again, try more, try harder, fail harder, your finish line is not supposed to be regrets and despair, it should be called success.